Unilever seeks to build value of  Magnum proposition through Magnum Pleasure stores

How brands are eyeing their own retail presence

Unilever is building on its push into branded ice cream retail with the acquisition of Italian gelato group Grom. And Unilever is not the on...

'In the case of Dairy Crest our three tips are: Lactalis, Lactalis and again Lactalis'

Why Lactalis could move for Dairy Crest

With the UK's Competition and Markets Authority likely to approve the disposal of Dairy Crest's milk business in the coming weeks, some indu...

Across European markets, promotions vary wildly, again with often poor results despite high levels on promotion

The consistent inconsistency of European promos

Are promotions leading to increased sales in Europe's major grocery markets? IRI's Jacques Dupré analyses how discounts are affecting sales,...

Who will make a play for Diamond's stable of snack brands?

Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...

Dairy and meat industries would welcome latest German research on trans fats

Trans fat studies show complexity of health debate

Two pieces of research in Europe on trans fat underline the complexity of dietary science and, therefore, the formulation of product develop...

Fonterra remains cautious on commodities volatility as prices recover

Fonterra's full-year results – 10 things to learn

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra reversed its first-half profit drop to report a massive jump in full-year earnings yesterday (24 September)...

ConAgra Foods suggests there is life in old brands yet 24 Sep 15

Much has been made of the decline of legacy brands in the US, which have failed to keep up with shifting consumer demands. In its second-quarter update, released yesterday (24 September), ConAgra Foods claimed a change in strategy has enabled it to breath fresh life into some of its iconic – but declining – brands. Katy Askew reports.

What peanut exec sentence says about attitudes to US food safety 23 Sep 15

This week saw the owner and CEO of the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America, Stewart Parnell, sentenced to a 28-year jail term over his role in the 2008-9 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened 714 more.

Thought Leaders

How the food industry is reacting to TPP

Katy Askew | 6 Oct 15 TPP met by elation and trepidation

After five years negotiations, 12 Pacific Rim countries - including the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand - have struck a deal that will reduce tariffs and trade barriers in the region. 

China implements new safety regulations

Katy Askew | 6 Oct 15 China tightens food safety regulations and enforcement

The Chinese authorities are starting to implement more stringent food safety regulations under revised laws.

Saputo buys Canadian firm Woolwich Dairy

Helen Arnold | 6 Oct 15 Saputo snaps up Ontario-based Woolwich Dairy

Saputo has moved to enhance its position in speciality cheese in North America with the purchase of Canada-based Woolwich Dairy for C$80m (US$61.2m).

Recent News - (Updated: 6:16pm 6 Oct 2015)

PepsiCo lifts underlying earnings target

Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal agreed

M&M Walshe buys UK firm Stirchley Bacon

Maple Leaf suppliers must meet safety standard

The Soil Association reviews organic standards

BRF strikes deal for Qatar distribution assets

Meiji to expand yoghurt drink production

For Aisha exits administration with fresh funding

How Thai Union wants to be sustainability "leader" 28 Sep 15

Ben CooperTwo 'hottest hotspots' for global seafood companies are illegal fishing and labour, Dr McBain says

When unveiling its new name and corporate identity last week, seafood giant Thai Union Group placed sustainability at the heart of its agenda. Following her appointment as the company's group director of sustainable development, Dr Darian McBain spoke with Ben Cooper about Thai Union's approach to sustainability and aspirations for the future.

Sir Kensington's co-founders on growth plans after investment round 16 Sep 15

Dean BestSir Kensington's cash injection to fuel growth

Fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington's, which is building a business supplying retailers like Whole Foods and foodservice chains like Bareburger, has secured financial backing from Verlinvest, the Belgium-based private-equity firm backed by shareholders in brewing giant AB InBev, and the founder of Vita Coco, the coconut water business. In just-food's latest bitesize interview, Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton, the co-founders of Sir Kensington's, talk to Dean Best about how they plan to use the funds.

Ballymaguire Foods MD outlines UK ready meal ambitions 8 Sep 15

Hannah AbdullaEdward Spelman, MD, Ballymaguire Foods

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

Could Diamond Foods sell itself piecemeal?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 6 Oct 15

With market talk rumbling on over whether Diamond Foods is up for sale, attention has now turned to if the company could be preparing to sell its snack food brands separately having failed to secure a buyer for the business as a going concern.

Austria joins list countries opting out of GMOs

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 25 Sep 15

Austria has become the latest country to join a growing list of European national governments who are opting out of allowing GMOs to be cultivated on their land.

Food brands have yet to fully exploit the rise of online grocery

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 23 Sep 15

Online selling still represents a huge opportunity for food manufacturers to develop a better understanding of their shoppers and to reach them directly, according to a new report set to be published next month.

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Private-equity firm Exponent has struck a deal to sell the UK-based meat-free business to Philippines group Monde Nissin.

B&G Foods enters US frozen with Green Giant deal

B&G Foods enters US frozen with Green Giant deal

Taking on the struggling Green Giant business with a US$765m deal marks B&G Foods' entry into the US frozen sector. Will it pay off?

Global Savory Snacks Market: Merger and Acquisitions August

Global Savory Snacks Market: Merger and Acquisitions August 2015

The report provides a review of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnering deals, and agreements entered into by companies active in the global savory snacks market during August 2015... Read more

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Food Processing Equipment Manufacturers (NORDIC) - Industry Report

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E-Grocery Market in India - Market Research 2015-2019

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Frozen Yogurt Market in US 2015-2019

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Global Confectionery Market: News and Events August 2015

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